Tuesday January 21, 2020

‘Jealousy’: why Germany is irate over Irish data protection laws

New minister forced to go on offensive after Merkel takes swipe at Irish legislation

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
17th January, 2015
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Minister of State Dara Murphy has claimed that German complaints about Irish data protection laws are motivated purely by “competitive jealousy”, in a move that is likely to escalate simmering tensions between Dublin and Berlin over Ireland’s multinational policies.

German chancellor Angela Merkel has complained about the regime which applies to data collected by Irish-based companies such as Google and Facebook on European users. She has said that there are “great...

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